Don’t you just love Dragonflies? I really like how this sympathy card turned out. I heat embossed the dragonfly from Visible Images “Live in the Moment” stamp set on a gel press print and added a Rubbernecker Three Line Frame border.
My sister-in-law loves dragonflies too so I made this card for her birthday this month. I ink blended my background and then heat embossed the dragonflies and sentiment.
I had a strip of background left over so I made a third card…I love bonus cards!
Its time to replenish my stash of homemade get well cards.
I started by making a background with a stencil and Distress Ink and then stamped the Feel Better sentiment. Next, I stamped and colored four images from Lawn Fawn\’s Get Well Soon set. I fussy cut the images, topped the red lids with Nuvo Crystal Glaze for some shine and used foam squares to adhere them to the card base.
Lots of experimentation on this card. I was interested in entering the Muse Challenge #268 so I spent a day thinking about what direction my card should take. I knew I would use the floral theme, but the rest came to me in bits and pieces.
Ultimately, I chose to focus on the following:
Pink and Green Color Scheme
Black Sentiment Band
What I changed:
I\’ve never done pink embossing but had been thinking about trying it for a while. The pink flowers seemed to be the perfect time. I wasn\’t sure if my method would work, but I used Color Box Pink Pigment Ink and clear embossed on top. I think it turned out bright and cheery, which is a plus for a Get Well card.
The flower and leaf looked bland on a white card base so I made a custom background. Again, I\’ve never done this before, but I used my Green Apple Inktense watercolor pencil and made a lightly striated background to complement the Copic greens.
I used my new favorite stamp set: Botanical Love By Create a Smile.
I am very excited about the Mother\’s Day card I created for my Mom. I used the In Bloom Stamp Set from Create a Smile.
I colored the flowers with Copic Markers and then fussy cut them out. On card stock I added some paint splatters and then adhered each piece with adhesive foam squares. Next, I embossed the sentiment (Hero Arts) on a strip of black card stock and then mounted on the card. I am happy with the card and can\’t wait to share with my mother.
This is my first blog post….EVER! I am featuring a card that I really enjoyed creating for The Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #146 – Food and Drink. I used the fun citrus drink from Sunny Studio Tropical Paradise Stamp Set.
I used copic markers to color the bright beverages and then topped with Wink of Stella.